Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, CCIM, MSBA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.
  • Phone: (858) 597-6100
  • Cell: (619) 719-7761
  • Fax: (858) 597-6161
  • Website:

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Real Estate and Premises Liability

Keywords/Search Terms:

Property management, broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip/trip/fall, maintenance inspection, water intrusion, mold, health & safety, personal injury


BS-Finance & Business Economics/RE Finance, University of Southern California; MBA-International Finance/RE & Urban Land Economics, University of Southern California; MSBA-Real Estate Development, University of Southern California

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Robert Griswold specializes in: * Currently active as a day-to-day hands-on practitioner, consultant and expert in all aspects of real estate (except valuation). Serves as a consultant or expert witness in standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, and custom and practice for real estate transactions, property management/ownership and fiduciary duty issues for all types of residential and commercial real estate – management, operations, maintenance, health & safety, habitability, mold, water intrusion, personal injury, trip & fall, premises liability, property inspection, broker or agent failure to disclose; misrepresentation; negligence/fraud & association board duties, & real estate receivership. * Certified Property Manager (CPM), CRE, ARM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI * Real estate expert for NBC News This Weekend (NBC 7/39 San Diego) * Author - Property Management Kit for Dummies and Property Management for Dummies * Co-Author - Real Estate Investing for Dummies; Mortgage Management for Dummies * Featured columnist - SF Chronicle/San Diego Union-Tribune * DRE & IREM National Faculty Instructor; lecturer * Court-appointed receiver & bankruptcy custodian A 3-time graduate Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with a BS ('81), MBA ('86) and MSBA (2nd Masters) ('88) in real estate and related disciplines. Also holds the top professional designations in the real estate industry, including Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®), Certified Property Manager (CPM®), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM®), Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®), Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) and Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI®). In the last 25+ years, Mr. Griswold has consulted on over 2,000 litigation matters, has been deposed over 450 times and provided sworn testimony in trial or arbitration on over 150 occasions in both state and federal litigation matters